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From "Costin Manolache" <>
Subject Re: Ongoing stuff
Date Tue, 16 May 2006 15:06:41 GMT
For those of us who don't know much about 'comet' - could you explain a bit
more ?
A small example, some pointers to what APIs are needed ( if it's not service
why service doesn't work, etc.


On 5/16/06, Remy Maucherat <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am proposing to add a new feature in the development branch to support
> comet (aka, being able to push data on a HTTP connection, outside of the
> execution of the service method of the servlet). Certain applications
> require this sort of capability (like gtalk; to be honest, I don't know
> that many apps which need it) and since usage of the HTTP (or AJP)
> connector is exclusive, it is not possible to really implement this sort
> of thing with Servlets. I would have liked to use SIP and SIP Servlets
> for this usage, but it looks like it's not going to happen. The feature
> will require APR to work in the intended way, but the wrapper servlet
> that I will use to present the functionality to the user should work
> with the regular connectors (using a thread per connection, of
> course). In some ways, it is a bit similar to the sendfile addition, so
> it's probably useful, but proprietary.
> I will then:
> - do some spring cleaning in the code (externalizing hardcoded strings,
> etc)
> - try to lower the memory usage of a processor
> Rémy
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